San Juan County’s COVID recap

Submitted by San Juan County.

Take note: Recent optimistic situation quantities are available on the web at the County Situation Depend Web site. As indicated on that website page, these figures are only current immediately after case affirmation is full, usually each day. It is probable that other information and facts sources in community may perhaps be quicker to report on new circumstances, but ensuring privacy and precision is important for this formal details resource.

Considering that the very last update on Friday, Dec. 11, full cases in San Juan County have amplified from 71 to 75 as of Dec. 18. All of the four new conditions ended up on San Juan Island.

Orcas Island

There are no positive scenarios remaining actively monitored on Orcas Island at this time.

Lopez Island

There are no optimistic situations getting actively monitored on Lopez Island at this time.

San Juan Island

There is one constructive case becoming actively monitored on San Juan Island at this time. Notice that it is probable to figure out that a recently diagnosed particular person is no for a longer time contagious and in require of checking due to recency of symptom onset, testing day, and timing of acquiring outcomes. Just one of the new circumstances on San Juan Island is a near call of a preceding scenario. The remaining a few new conditions are unrelated to each and every other and any prior cases. Out-of-condition travel is the most possible transmission source for one of these cases. The possible transmission supply of the final two cases has not been determined, suggesting the chance of community spread.

Notice that a amount of near contacts have been identified for various of these circumstances, all of whom are home customers or, or who labored with the constructive people.

These close contacts are monitored daily by the San Juan County Well being & Local community Expert services crew right up until they have accomplished their quarantine interval.

Total picture

The development of a compact but regular stream of new situations in San Juan County continues from preceding weeks. When statewide quantities continue to be at close to an all-time large, there is a hint of a possible stabilization or slight drop in case volumes. However challenging to show definitively, this reduction is possible because of to amplified limitations on movement and things to do, and a lull in between Thanksgiving and Xmas holiday getaway movement and socializing.

• Supplied the monumental uptick in situations nationally and in Washington, San Juan County proceeds to be performing somewhat properly. Nonetheless, for communities with smaller populations like ours, even a small improve in numbers would quickly transfer us up the chart in conditions of situation amount – foremost to a corresponding chance of prevalent neighborhood transmission. The basic messages of masking, staying community, workplace basic safety, and restricting near indoor contacts continue to be as crucial as at any time.

• There is continued progress with the vaccine hard work at all concentrations. The initial doses arrived in Washington this week, and the larger sized healthcare suppliers in the islands hope to be rolling out vaccine to high-chance employees in limited purchase. The San Juan County Overall health & Neighborhood Expert services staff has not too long ago been given regulatory approval (following a quite complicated and in depth application method) to obtain and distribute vaccine. Even though it is unclear when provides will truly arrive, this is a important phase forward. As doses are acquired, Overall health & Group Expert services will be equipped to go ahead with their intended effort and hard work to support our neighborhood health care vendors and pharmacies as necessary, and offer vaccine to those people who are underserved and do not have prepared accessibility to main vaccine sources.

• As lots of have noticed claimed in the media, the amount of doses allocated to Washington Condition (and other states) has been minimized as the federal govt a short while ago revised their shipping and delivery forecast. Although frustrating, this is a fantastic reminder of the actuality that this is an unparalleled effort and hard work and there will be troubles and road blocks all through. We all want to get any report of numbers or timelines as nothing at all additional than an estimate and not develop into as well hooked up to the particulars, but as an alternative look for all round developments. As with most matters these days, versatility, tolerance, and tolerance are going to be the basis of a considerate and equitable work.

• A number of corporations, businesses, enterprises, and individuals have been reaching out to the Wellbeing & Group Products and services team about acquiring on a vaccine checklist or currently being confident that they will be qualified at a selected place in the distribution work. Although an eagerness to receive the vaccine is an encouraging indicator, you should know that there is no checklist of folks and that the details of foreseeable future phasing have but to be unveiled by condition and federal businesses. As particulars become clear, information and facts will be shared immediately with those impacted, and broadly to the group at big.

• Many thanks islands. Happy holiday seasons, and here’s to matters seeking up as we head into 2021.